Over the past year we have developed a bit of an obsession with cabins, tree houses and tiny homes.
We imagined a future where we could build a cozy little home with the individuality and functionality that many of our modern dwellings seem to lack. Like many, we happened upon the tiny house revolution.
We are no strangers to small living spaces. Over the time we’ve been together we have found ourselves in multiple living situations where space was not abundant. We spent two months on the road living out of a small hatch back, that also happened to be loaded up with most of our worldly possessions.
Sleeping in a backpacking tent every night, cooking on whatever closest resembled a table at each campsite, and only having easy access to a select few belongings. After that road trip we ended up on Orcas Island, WA and we upgraded our housing… to a 9’x8’ canvas tent that was tall enough to stand in!
We lived in that for 4 months, but when the rainy Pacific Northwest winter approached we decided that living in a dry, sturdy building was preferable and we found a perfect little studio apartment, which felt incredibly huge.
At the end of 2015 we moved to Port Townsend so that Raphael could participate in a 12 week intensive hand-tool woodworking course through The Port Townsend School of Woodworking.
Around the same time we started making plans and doing research for our tiny house build. What is the best building style? Where would we source a trailer? When could we start? How much is it all going to cost? And where are we going to put it? One by one, our questions started to answer themselves as everything seemed to fall into place, and through the School of Woodworking we came across the amazing opportunity to sponsor a tiny house build and take home the (semi) finished product!
So here we are about to embark on yet another journey. Keep checking in as we build a tiny timber frame.